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Surf’s Up?

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , , , on March 25, 2010 by 30daysout

The other day I heard someone say that late March-early April is a prime time for surfin’ off the Texas coast.  Didn’t know the Gulf of Mexico had any decent waves to speak of, in fact although I grew up along the upper Gulf Coast I don’t know a thing about surfing.  Would that make me a ho-dad?

Well, I do know this: the best surf music came out in the early 1960s.  So while our wave-riding bros are down in Galveston and Corpus waiting to hang ten on the right wave, here are some surfin’ (and car ridin’ down to the beach) tunes.  The final song is a Beach Boys ringer from their final (terrible) album, tossed in here just as a goofy foot kinda thing.  Or something.

MP3: “Devil Surf” by Chiyo and the Crescents

MP3: “Surf Beat” by Dick Dale & the Del-Tones

MP3: “Dr. Who Goes Surfing” by the Surfin’ Guitarist

MP3: “Malibu” by Bruce Johnston (pre-Beach Boys)

MP3: “Bird Dance Beat” by the Trashmen

MP3: “Moment Of Truth” by the Surf Teens

MP3: “Tell ‘Em I’m Surfin’ ” by Jan & Dean

MP3: “Stoked” by the Beach Boys

MP3: “California Street” by the Jalopy Five

MP3: “The Hearse” by the Astronauts

MP3: “Jersey Channel Islands Part 7” by Bruce Johnston (still pre-Beach Boys)

MP3: “Surfin’ (1992 version)” by the Beach Boys